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The BROWNELL surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 6,959 4659 0.003 26
United States (1880 census) 3,461 1768 0.007 69
Change since 1880 +3498 -2891 -0.004 -43
Other Countries
Australia 72 19010 0.000 4
United Kingdom 230 15137 0.001 5
Top States for BROWNELL by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 1,167 1518 0.006 61
California 742 3927 0.002 22
Michigan 502 2197 0.005 51
Florida 502 3956 0.003 31
Massachusetts 281 3000 0.004 44
Top States for BROWNELL by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 98 1057 0.016 161
Montana 86 1264 0.010 95
Wyoming 42 1391 0.009 85
New Hampshire 86 2178 0.007 70
Rhode Island 70 2268 0.007 67


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called BROWNELL live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called BROWNELL represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called BROWNELL in New York than any other state, but you are more likely to find a BROWNELL by picking someone at random in Vermont than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of BROWNELL

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the BROWNELL surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the BROWNELL surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of BROWNELL in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 102 1.47
Black/African American 101 1.45
Mixed Race 75 1.08
Native American/Alaskan 28 0.4
Asian/Pacific 21 0.3
White (Caucasian) 6,632 95.3

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the BROWNELL surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of BROWNELL in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of BROWNELL.

Similar names to BROWNELL

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BROWNELL.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for BROWNELL

The following words are slight variants of BROWNELL that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.